Arizona Diamondbacks Season Wrapup

September 28, 2008 by  

2008 was another excellent year for the Diamondbacks despite the fact that they barely missed the playoffs. Many people are disappointed by the fact that the DBacks did not make the play offs but the team did make an exciting run and played some excellent baseball this season.

Although there is some unanswered questions that remain in regards to who will stay and who will go, the team seems to be growing a solid foundation. In an all to common response to the post season race the team seemed to collapse. Once the pressure of the race was no longer on, the boys seemed to be having fun and returned to winning games.

Although it is hard to attribute their late season winnings to the pressure of making the race in the NL West, one can’t help but suggest that the team could not do a decent job of handling the pressure. It was apparent in their home stand against the Clolorado Rockies that the players were having a good time on the field. Without the chance of an NL West title lingering over their heads, the team was phenomenal.

Despite Mark Reynolds continued to swing for the fences, increasing his strike out record, there were some defensive marvels and some offensive prowess that was displayed by the team. Unfortunately, Randy Johnson had not been receiving the run support that he would hoped, his final game of the season saw offensive contributions from most of the team.

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